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Addiction Recovery Services

DUI Evaluations and Treatmentin Columbus, Georgia and Evaluations in LaGrange, Georgia

Providing DUI evaluations and treatment, addiction counseling, and CARF consulting preparation.

May 2012 Satisfaction Survey.

In May 2012, all persons who completed initial satisfaction surveys rated Addiction Recovery Services a "5" on a "5 Point Scale." The areas included: shown respect when first contacted Addiction Recovery Services, the time offered for the first appointment was appropriate, treated with respect when arrived at Addiction Recovery Services, and felt like I was heard, understood and had my needs addressed. When asked what they would change regarding the first visit, no one suggested any changes! The survey was given after the evaluation.

Also, those who were currently receiving services at Addiction Recovery Services ranked "4.75" on "5 Point Scale" when asked about services being professional, improvement since beginning services, times for appointments are convenient, and being treated with respect.

Letter to Editor: LaGrange Daily News

Drugged driving needs attention

July 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

In the past 25 years, our nation has made great strides in recognizing and addressing the dangers of drunken driving. Georgia has implemented a DUI Intervention Program to ensure that persons convicted of DUIs face legal consequences and are introduced into the drug abuse treatment system.

However, now it is time that we also address “drugged driving” - driving under the influence of illegal drugs and prescription drugs.


One problem is that with alcohol, we have set definite levels which specify amounts of alcohol in the system (e.g., 0.08 blood alcohol content) to illegally drive. Yet it has not been so easy to name those exact levels of prescription or illegal drugs, nor how to identify the presence of these drugs out on our highways.


Another problem is that, although our prescription drugs often come with a warning about operating heavy equipment or driving, the general public often ignores the warnings, thinking that if the doctor has prescribed the medication, it is, therefore, legal to drive after taking the medication. Although taking the prescription drug, if taken according to doctor’s orders, is legal, it still does not allow one to drive “under the influence” of a mind altering medication.


So, please be aware of “driving under the influence” of any mind-altering substance, whether it be alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, meth, tranquilizers, opiates or other prescription pills.


For more information, please see: http://www.drugabuse.gov/Infofacts/driving.html


Wayde J. Washburn


(Addiction Recovery Services, 301 West Broome Street, Ste 106, LaGrange, GA 30240)

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Satisfaction Surveys:

 May 2012 Satisfaction Survey results are in. Check out what people are saying! See "Of Interest Page"

 CARF Consultant

Is your organization interested in becoming CARF Accredited? Give us a call. Wayde serves as a CARF Consultant for organizations seeking initial accreditation or preparing for a survey to maintain its accreditation. Do you need a CARF Consultant to conduct a mock survey or review your policies? Give us a call! (see CARF Consultation Page)

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DRUG FACTS:

Drinking and driving can add up to tragic endings. In the U.S., about 5,000 people under age 21 die each year from injuries caused by underage drinking, nearly 40 percent (1,900) in car crashes. (SAMHSA: Drugs: Shatter the Myths)

2010 Drug Survey:

The 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is out. Highlights are found on the last page of thos website.

Congratulations from DCH Director

Ms. Kathy Wilcox, Director of DCH Healthcare Facility Regulation, congratulated Addiction Recovery Services for having no deficiencies in the recent survey for Drug Treatment Program Licensure. She noted that to have no deficiencies is extremely rare.

DCH Report

DCH Drug Treatment Survey Report: June 20, 2011

DCH Survey: NO Citations!

Addiction Recovery Services was surveyed on Monday, June 20, 2011, by the Department of Community Health Healthcare Division for licensure as a drug treatment facilty. The licensure has been granted and there were NO citings in the survey! Addiction Recovery Services is now licensed to provide ASAM Level I.0 (Outpatient) and II.1 (Intensive Outpatient) drug treatment services. Any program providing drug treatment services in the state of Georgia is required by law to be licensed by DCH; however, there are many programs that are not.

Drugged Driving

Here is a Letter to the Editor of LaGrange Daily news regarding "Drugged Driving:" ...In the past 25 years, our nation has made great strides in recognizing and addressing the dangers of drunken driving. Georgia has implemented a DUI Intervention Program to ensure that persons convicted of DUIs face legal consequences and are introduced into the drug abuse treatment system. However, now it is time that we also address “drugged driving” - driving under the influence of illegal drugs and prescription drugs... Read more on "Of Interest" Page on this site.

SAMHSA Supports "Text4Baby"

Each year in the United States more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely, and an estimated 28,000 children die before their first birthday, signifying a national public health crisis. Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or their baby's date of birth. Learn More

Training on Prevention of Workplace Violence

Provide good training, not only to meet a standard, but to protect your employees and your organization. "According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 2 million U.S. workers per year are victims of some kind of workplace violence." (SHRM.org/research) Need assistance with planning, developing or providing training? Contact Washburn Consultation Services.

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Resources from SAMHSA, NIDA, NAMI, NAADAC...

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